By integrating crystal structures into your course you will provide your students with the opportunity to visualise and manipulate real molecules in 3D and to work with experimentally-measured data.

Our 700+ structure teaching database includes a wide variety of molecules (from adrenaline to zirconium complexes) and can be used to enhance learning across the chemistry curriculum. A range of associated teaching units demonstrate how the interactive on-line teaching database can be used to teach core chemistry concepts.

Publications

  • Bringing molecules into the third dimension 
    P. Hoare and S. Henderson, Education in Chemistry, Vol 51, No. 4 (July 2014).
  • Learning about intermolecular interactions from the Cambridge Structural Database
    G. M. Battle and F. H. Allen, J. Chem. Educ., 89, 38-44, 2012 10.1021/ed200139t
  • Teaching chemistry in 3D using crystal structure data
    S. Henderson, G. M. Battle, and F. H. Allen, Education in Chemistry, Vol 48, No. 6 (November 2011).
  • Teaching 3D structural chemistry using crystal structure databases 4: Advanced examples of discovery-based learning
    G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, J. Chem. Ed. 88, 891-897, 2011 10.1021/ed1011025
  • Teaching 3D structural chemistry using crystal structure databases 3: The Cambridge Structural Database System - database content and access software in educational applications
    G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, J. Chem. Ed., 88, 886-890, 2011 10.1021/ed1011019
  • Applications of the Cambridge Structural Database in Chemical Education
    G. M. Battle, G. M. Ferrence, F. H. Allen, J. Appl. Cryst., 43, 1208-1223, 2010 10.1107/S0021889810024155
  • Teaching 3D structural chemistry using crystal structure databases: 2. Example teaching units that utilise an interactive web-accessible subset of the Cambridge Structural Database
    G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, J. Chem. Ed., 87, 813-818, 2010 10.1021/ed100257t
  • Teaching 3D structural chemistry using crystal structure databases: 1. An interactive web-accessible teaching subset of the Cambridge Structural Database
    G. M. Battle, F. H. Allen, G. M. Ferrence, J. Chem. Ed., 87, 809-812, 2010 10.1021/ed100256k